LAW-30080 - Company Law
Coordinator: Sotirios Santatzoglou Tel: +44 1782 7 34216
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective





LAW-10039 (Legal Essentials)

Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

This module examines the Companies Act 2006 from a critical and historical perspective.
It provides an introduction to UK business structures before moving on to consider `the limited liability companyż in greater detail. The module explores central features of the limited liability company with a specific focus on the doctrine of separate corporate personality and its relevance to issues of management, control and corporate governance.
The module will also consider and critique legal remedies available to shareholders in the form of the unfair prejudice petition; and the derivative action.
This module uses a combination of lectures/tutorials and formative/summative assessment to develop a range of transferable skills including: communication skills (both written and verbal); legal research skills; analytical skills and problem solving skills whilst giving students a level of commercial awareness that is essential when entering the job market.

To enable students to appreciate the basics of UK company law in light of the nature and import of companies in the domestic economy and wider society alike.
To enable students to appreciate the basics of corporate regulation theory.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

describe and critique the essential tenets of UK company law: 1
explain and critique the meaning of the corporate personality and its implications on issues of financial liability: 1
assess and critique the legal frameworks defining the duties and the rights of directors and shareholders: 1
evaluate the practical significance of corporate governance theories: 1
deploy problem solving and essay writing skills: 1

Study hours

11 x 2 hour lectures = 22 hours
5 x 1 hour tutorials = 5 hours
directed tutorial preparation = 30
reading and formative assessment preparation = 40 hours
summative assessment preparation = 53 hours
Total = 150 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 100%
The word limit for the assessment is 3,000 words. Students must answer one problem question in Part A and one essay question (from a choice of two) in Part B. The questions carry equal weight.